BusinessWeek names BMW M3 The Best of the Best

BMW M3 | May 20th, 2008 by 0

Let's start with the conclusion this time: "The Bottom Line: BMW outdoes itself—again." Pretty good review by the fellows at BussinessWeek and in my opinion …

Let's start with the conclusion this time:

"The Bottom Line: BMW outdoes itself—again."

Pretty good review by the fellows at BussinessWeek and in my opinion BMW gets the deserved thumbs-up. In case you missed our article,back in March, our colleague Josh has reviewed the BMW M3 E92(coupe) as well and he had only great things to say about it.

thumb e92m3 2 BusinessWeek names BMW M3 The Best of the Best 

Here is an excerpt from their review:

For power, performance, and near-perfect engineering, the new BMW M3 may well be worth the $17,000 premium over the regular 3 Series

BMW (BMWG) set itself up for a potential fall with the introduction last year of the latest generation of its 335i sedans and coupes. The 335i is such a sweet-handling car—and so incredibly quick—that it eclipsed the previous generation M3, which is supposed to be the fastest model in the 3 Series lineup.

Indeed, BMW temporarily dropped the M3 for the '07 model year, and it wasn't clear to many outsiders how the company could surpass the 335i by a sufficient margin to justify the M3's traditional premium price. I've just test-driven the '08 M3 Coupe, the fourth generation of the M3, and I have to say BMW did a masterful job with it.

The new M3 eclipses the 3 Series in dozens of small increments that add up to notably better handling. Whether the M3 is worth its premium price is another matter. The M3 Coupe starts at $58,575, including a $1,300 federal gas guzzler tax—which is 17 Gs more than the $41,575 starting price of the '08 335i Coupe. Personally, I'd probably bank the extra $22,500 and content myself with a BMW 228i, which is a bit slower and starts at a "mere" $36,075, but that's just me.

If you want the crème de la crème in this class of BMW, pay up for the M3.  

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